A quartet of Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACes being used on one of the helper sets out of Helena, Montana, for Mullan Pass drops downgrade after helping a westbound BNSF heavy (coal or grain train) ... (more)
Union Pacific GE ES44AC No. 7457 leads a westbound UP stack train over Cienega Creek Bridge near Vail, Arizona, on the morning of April 22, 2017.
The biggest customer for EMD’s SD75I is by far the Canadian National with 175 SD75Is, while BNSF added 26 to its fleet, and Ontario Northland acquired six. BNSF SD75Is that were delivered in 19... (more)
A westbound BNSF coal train crosses the long bridge over Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho, in the falling snow on January 28, 2020. During this time, BNSF was busy working on the approaches o... (more)
An Indiana Harbor Belt freight train rolls underneath the old Rock Island overpass, now owned and run by Metra and used by Iowa Interstate Railroad, at Blue Island, Illinois, on a rainy October 10... (more)
Hauling seven cars of lumber, BNSF’s Sandpoint local speeds past milepost 33 between Athol and Ramsey, Idaho, on a snowy February 7, 2023.
Wisconsin Central EMD F45 No. 6654 leads WC train 2 through Waukesha, Wisconsin, on a sunny March 13, 2023. This cowl locomotive is the former Santa Fe No. 5965, then recently purchased by WC.
On October 10, 2023, Montana Rail Link’s 844 local proceeds downgrade between mileposts 7 and 8 north of Harrison, Montana, with seven cars of grain from the Harrison Elevator Co. Leading the tr... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD GP35 Nos. 401 and 404, assigned to the 844 local, switch the yard at Logan before heading out on the Fifth Subdivision and the Harrison branch on October 10, 2023.
The Airbnb vacation home we rented in Montana had an outdoor fire pit perfect for hanging out, enjoying a beer and grilling brats over an open fire. An added attraction is a westbound BNSF train g... (more)
Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR No. 262 powers a MRL “Jimbo” work train through East Helena, Montana, moments after departing Helena Yard on October 16, 2023.
On September 27, 2023, an eastbound Union Pacific unit oil train slowly heads downgrade out of Pinecliffe, Colorado, following South Boulder Creek into the Tunnel District.
Norfolk Southern EMD SD70ACe Reading heritage No. 1067 leads coal train 77J through New Albany, Indiana, on the afternoon of August 9, 2012.
In a view from Roosevelt Road overpass, Metra MP36PH-3S No. 402 powers a Metra commuter train at Chicago, Illinois, on April 17, 2009.
An eastbound Union Pacific oil train has come to a stop in the siding at Tolland, Colorado, as the “Rockies to the Red Rocks” Rocky Mountaineer passenger train scurries by on the main line on ... (more)